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    'Ferrari of trains' puts Italy on fast track

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    Later this month, Italy will unveil what has been dubbed the most luxurious and modern high-speed train in Europe.

    Described as the "Ferrari of trains", and travelling as fast as a Formula One car, the launch of the Italo will mark the end of Italy's state-run operator's monopoly on rail travel in the country.

    The Milan-to-Naples route will also be the first privatised high-speed route in Europe, offering an alternative model to government-funded networks in other countries.

    Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Rome.